What Is the Weight of a Bushel of Apples?


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The federal standard for the weight of a bushel of apples is 48 pounds. Depending on the average size of the apples in question, this correlates to a bushel containing anywhere from as few as 18 apples to over 100 apples.

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In the U.S. the average individual consumes about 42 pounds of apples per year, or slightly less than a bushel each. While an average apple is 10 to 14 ounces, the smallest apple varieties can be just slightly larger than a cherry. The largest apples grown are the size of a softball and can be over 3 pounds each. The average apple tree grows approximately 20 bushels, or around 1000 pounds, of apples per season.

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